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Out of This World: Science Fiction Stories

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This collection of twenty stories reads like a who’s who of the best in science fiction—Asimov, Wells, Chandler, Verne, Clarke, Le Guin, Bradbury—among others. Readers will go beyond the limits of human possibility in this perfect introduction to the genre for newcomers. The masterful collection captures the feeling of alienation that makes science fiction so popular among tweens and young teens and is sure to be read, reread, and passed around as a favorite.

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Overview

This collection of twenty stories reads like a who’s who of the best in science fiction—Asimov, Wells, Chandler, Verne, Clarke, Le Guin, Bradbury—among others. Readers will go beyond the limits of human possibility in this perfect introduction to the genre for newcomers. The masterful collection captures the feeling of alienation that makes science fiction so popular among tweens and young teens and is sure to be read, reread, and passed around as a favorite.

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Children's Literature - Jamie Hain
Readers travel from the center of the earth, to present day rural England, to the moon and beyond in this collection of exciting short stories that offers a peek at what the future could hold for mankind, both here on earth and in distant corners of space. Featuring twenty tales by a variety of authors, this collection mixes excerpts from the works of well known authors such as H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asminov, and Ursula LeGuin, with the phenomenal writings of talented, yet lesser known authors to create a collection that is sure to please everyone from the Science Fiction novice to the diehard Science Fiction fan. The perfect addition for any high school library or middle school library serving advanced readers, over half of the stories feature teenage characters dealing with the challenges of growing up in these futuristic environments that range from space ships, to interstellar settlements, to schools on Venus to the future cities of planet earth. Reviewer: Jamie Hain
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753462461
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Blishen (1920-1996) was an English author and children’s literature expert who is best known for his collaborative novel The God Beneath the Sea (1970) for which he won the Carnegie Medal.

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Table of Contents

THE BOY, THE DOG, AND THE SPACESHIP by Nicholas Fisk

INVISIBLE IN LONDON by H.G. Wells (from The Invisible Man)

THE DRAGON OF PENDOR by Ursula Le Guin (from A Wizard of Earthsea)

BOBO'S STAR by Glenn Chandler

THE YELLOW HANDS T.H. White (from The Master)

THE SPECIMEN by Tim Stout

OF POLYMUF STOCK by John Christopher

HURLED INTO SPACE by Jules Verne (from Round the Moon)

GOODBYE TO THE MOON by Monica Hughes (from Crisis on Conshelf Ten)

THE SHOT FROM THE MOON by Arthur C. Carke (from Islands in the Sky)

THE FUN THEY HAD by Isaac Asimov

A FIGHT BETWEEN LIZARDS AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jules Verne (from Voyage to the Center of the Earth)

THE LAST MAN ALIVE by M.P. Shiel (from The Purple Cloud)

HOW WE WERE TRACKED BY A TRIPOD by John Christopher (from The White Mountains)

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (an excerpt) by H.G. Wells

HOMECOMING by Stephen David

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY by Ray Bradbury

GRENVILLE'S PLANET by Michael Shaara

THE FEAR SHOUTER by Jay Williams

THE WIND FROM THE SUN by Arthur C. Clarke

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